Shaun King-Gate? Did Black Lives Matter Activist Lie to Oprah?

Shaun King-gate? Did Black Lives Matter Activist Lie About His Race?

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As with any hotbed topic of the week, Twitter users have jumped on the latest side-eye worthy topic, making it a popular trending topic in major markets. Today, Black Lives Matter activist Shaun King took centerstage, with reports that his claims of being biracial are false and that he is, indeed, born of white parents.

Adding more fuel to the fire are allegations that he falsely claimed to be black to get an Oprah Winfrey scholarship to attend Morehouse College.

According to The Daily Beast, public records reveal that King’s father, Jeffrey King, is white. King, who reportedly has said his mother is white and father is African American, tweeted that he “did not concoct a lie.” He added, “If you have known me from when I was in elementary school at Huntertown Elementary until now, you’ve known me as black or bi-racial.”




Twitter users have had mixed reactions, from support to shock to snarky disbelief: